The NIH center for scientific review is hosting a contest to get ideas for improving the peer review system to identify potential bias. For each of the 2 challenges, the first prize is $10,000 and second prize is $5,000!
New Methods to Detect Bias in Peer Review
Submit your idea on how to detect bias among reviewers due to gender, race/ethnicity, institutional affiliation, area of science, and/or amount of research experience of applicants. First and Second prizes will be offered in two categories, best empirically based idea and most creative idea. Additional details can be found at FRN Doc.2014-10196.
Strategies to Strengthen Fairness and Impartiality in Peer Review
Submit your idea on how to strengthen reviewer training methods to enhance fairness and impartiality in peer review. First and Second prizes will be offered for the best overall ideas. Additional details can be found at FRN Doc.2014-10203.